anti-racketeering

adjective

an·​ti-rack·​e·​teer·​ing
ˌan-tē-ˌra-kə-ˈtir-iŋ,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-racketeering (audio)
variants or less commonly antiracketeering
: serving or intended to prevent or punish racketeering
federal anti-racketeering laws

Examples of anti-racketeering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trump has been charged in Georgia — along with more than a dozen other people — with breaking an anti-racketeering law in an attempt to illegally overturn the results of the 2020 election. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 18 Apr. 2024 Willis used Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO, law, an expansive anti-racketeering statute, to charge Trump and the 18 others. CBS News, 29 Mar. 2024 Willis used Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law, an expansive anti-racketeering statute, to charge Trump and 18 others with allegedly participating in a wide-ranging conspiracy to overturn the state's 2020 election results. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 29 Mar. 2024 Willis has faced some criticism over her wide-ranging indictment and use of the state’s anti-racketeering law to charge so many defendants. Kate Brumback, Fortune, 20 Oct. 2023 The first charge involved Georgia’s anti-racketeering law known as the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 15 Mar. 2024 Roman’s motion questions Wade’s qualifications to be involved in a complex prosecution under Georgia’s anti-racketeering law. Kate Brumback, Twin Cities, 2 Feb. 2024 Trump was indicted by Willis in August, and pleaded not guilty to charges related to allegedly attempting to subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia, including violation Georgia's anti-racketeering law. Brandon Gillespie, Fox News, 9 Jan. 2024 Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File Prosecutors used Georgia's expansive gang and anti-racketeering laws to bring the indictment. CBS News, 10 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-racketeering was in 1929

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“Anti-racketeering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-racketeering. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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